ElevationAscent: 49' 15 m
Descent: -260' -79 m
High: 793' 242 m
Low: 551' 168 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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“A short, fun trail that connects the visitor center to the Green River Ferry.”— Clinton Lewis
Family Friendly This trail makes for a great place to catch a glimpse of deer and turkey, and the short distance makes this a great option for families.
Watch your footing, however, as the wood beams that form the top of the steps tend to be slick when it's wet... which with Kentucky humidity is all the time. Points of interest include the Mammoth Dome Sink, a large sinkhole that forms the roof of one of the best known features in the cave below. Just beyond the sink, the trail intersects with the River Valley Trail.
Continuing down the slope, the trail intersects with the White Caves Trail to return to the Mammoth Cave Campground and Hotel. The Sinkhole Trail terminates near the Echo River Springs Trail and namesake water feature. Turning left on the Echo River Springs Trail will lead you to the Green River Ferry parking lot and a porta potty.
Land Manager: NPS - Mammoth Cave Office